Places that Help: Nebraska
Updated: February 28, 2021
Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify. Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice. Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties. We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible. You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.
Legal Aid of Nebraska - Scottsbluff Office
(877) 669-8898 (Toll-free)
Legal Aid of Nebraska (Legal Aid) makes justice happen for low-income Nebraskans. Services provided help tackle inequality and increase opportunity for low-income Nebraskans by helping clients navigate through the legal system. Legal Aid has offices across the state, located in Omaha, Lincoln, Scottsbluff, North Platte, Grand Island, Norfolk, Bancroft and a satellite office in Lexington. Legal Aid’s primary practice areas include housing law, consumer law, state and federal public benefits, family law, juvenile law and more. Free interpretation services available.
Volunteer Lawyers Project Self Help Center
Scotts Bluff County Courthouse
1725 Tenth Street
Gering, NE 69341
Each Self Help Center is coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Courts, local bar associations, law schools, attorneys and legal professionals. Volunteers include Nebraska lawyers and non-lawyers who provide assistance under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer. Self Help Centers are open when the court is open and when volunteers are available. Visitors are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Due to the demand for services, you should arrive at least one hour before closing if you want assistance that day. Hours for Scotts Bluff County: First and third Thursday of the month 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers can: answer general questions about the civil court process and court procedures; provide information and instructions for approved court forms and identify resources to help you complete the forms (forms are not available for every legal problem); review approved court forms for completeness and provide instructions for filing; identify resources to help you find a lawyer or legal services for low-income persons Volunteers cannot: meet with you if you are represented by a lawyer; help with criminal, immigration, bankruptcy, appeals, or trial discovery documents; provide information or resources for every case type or legal situation; give personalized legal advice or legal strategies for your legal problem; act as your lawyer, appear with you in court, or speak to a judge on your behalf.
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